VICTORIA, March 28 /CNW Telbec/ - Julian Telfer Wan, 12, of Qualicum
Beach, dreamed of riding his bike with his friends, but being born missing a
hand made this a tricky prospect.
Today (Friday March 28) at 10:30 a.m. in the Chelsea-Derby Room of the
Delta Ocean Pointe Hotel at 45 Songhees Road in Victoria, Julian will
demonstrate a bike device provided by The War Amps that has allowed him to
ride his bike safely.
This session, called Disability vs. Dreams - Dreams Win Every Time, is
the opening event of The War Amps 2008 B.C. Child Amputee (CHAMP) Seminar
being held in Victoria from March 28 to 30.
Julian will also show his device for playing the trombone, and other
Champs from across B.C. will show their special limbs and devices for
activities such as basketball, hockey, guitar and weightlifting. Although just
one year old, Marin Piasentin of Victoria, has a standard artificial arm,
which helps her with balance and holding objects.
The annual B.C. CHAMP Seminar brings child amputees and their parents
together to see the latest in artificial limbs, attend counselling sessions
and share concerns.
CHAMP, founded by War Amps CEO Cliff Chadderton, utilizes the Winner's
Circle philosophy to change the lives of child amputees through artificial
limbs, counselling, regional Seminars and programs like Matching Mothers. The
War Amps is funded solely through public support of the Key Tag and Address
Label Service and receives no government grants. For more information, call
toll-free 1 800 250-3030, fax toll-free 1 800 219-8988 or visit
For further information:
For further information: Danita Chisholm, (613) 797-1654 (cell), (613)
731-3821, 1-877-60MEDIA; Media are welcome to attend.